Sam Gagner had an unbelievable night - and Darryl Sittler knows that all too well.
Gagner collected four goals and four assists in the Edmonton Oilers' 8-4 triumph over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday. With the memorable evening, Gagner matched the Edmonton mark for points in a game previously shared by Hall of Famers Wayne Gretzky (twice) and Paul Coffey.
He also became the 12th NHL player to record an eight-point performance in a contest - and first since Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguiins on Dec. 31, 1988.
"Everything falls into place," the 51-year-old Sittler told The Associated Press on Friday. "Every shot you take pretty well goes in or you make a pass and the guy completes it - it's magical those types of nights, they don't happen very often."
Sittler still holds the record with 10 points (six goals and four assists) in a contest versus the Boston Bruins.